|Night scenes at Piazza Castello|
I went to Turin with my colleagues for a science conference in the end of May.
The science conference was held for 3 days & we got there 3 days earlier so that we could walk around the city.
I'm a loner so I didn't join my colleagues, instead I explored the city with my like-minded roommate.
|Palazzo Madama, Mole Antonelliana|
|Piazza San Carlo, Eataly supermarket|
Before arriving at Turin, I knew nothing about it, I still do.
I think it's a small city & not as pretty as other European cities I've been to, but it's a lovely & historical.
There're lots of museums, churches & palaces, 3 days weren't enough for us to visit all these places!
I adore Egyptian's culture & history so when I found out there was one, we went on a Saturday & it's very busy.
In addition to those landmarks & attractions, my like-minded colleague & I had tried some of the best food in Turin.
|Garden inside Palazzo Madama|
|Restorante Sotto la Mole|
Turin is rated one of the Top 10 places for chocolate by National Geographic.
As a chocoholic myself, I wouldn't miss it for the world.
We went to Cafe Baratti & Milano to try out the divine hot chocolate & bicerin - a layered concoction of coffee, hot chocolate and foamy milk, it tasted like mocha in my opinion.
One of Turin’s chocolate makers, Caffarel, combined hazelnut paste with milk chocolate - so called gianduja.
These chocolates are shaped like elongated triangles & wrapped in gold or silver foil.
Guido Gobino is one of the big names in chic chocolates in Turin, I also love the pistachio & chocolate ice creams.
I had the pistachio ice cream again before I went back to London.
I left Turin with my pants feeling a bit tighter & a big smile on my face.
|Cafe Baratti & Milano - bicerin & hot chocolate|
|Real chiesa di San Lorenzo, Turin Cathedral|
|River Po, Restorante Manfretto|
|Porta Palazzo market|